Fdot murder in Acton crime scene images

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Acton.

Police were called at approximately 02:15hrs on Thursday, 26 January to reports of a man injured in Rosebank Way, W3.

Detective Chief Inspector Matt Denby, who is leading the investigation, said: “I am saddened to see the needless death of another young man on our streets and our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

“At this early stage my team is conducting local enquiries around the scene and are keen to hear from anyone who saw, or has heard, anything that might assist our investigation.”

When officers and London Ambulance Service attended Rosebank Way they found a 23-year-old man with significant injuries. Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he sadly died at the scene.

His next of kin has been notified. They are being supported by specialist trained officers.


We await formal identification. A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

DCI Denby, added: “At this stage the nature of the injury sustained by the victim is unclear. This will be confirmed in the coming days. In the meantime I urge anyone, who knows anything, to do the right thing and tell police what they know. No matter how small a detail, it could make a difference – please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”

A crime scene remains in place. There have been no arrests. Enquiries are ongoing.

+ A Section 60 and 60AA Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 has been authorised from 14:00hrs on Thursday, 26 January to 05:00hrs on Friday, 27 January, covering East Acton.

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